It is my ultimate goal to create a dedicated, self-sustaining Bumbuli Development Corporation (BDC) to initiate, promote, coordinate and monitor the execution of the activities that will lead to the transformation of Bumbuli. The core of BDC’s mission will be to catalyse private enterprise in Bumbuli, by attracting domestic and foreign investment into the region, facilitating and coordinating technical assistance and technology transfer, and building strong collaborative links with the local, district and central government. BDC could also be directly engaged in developing, promoting and marketing ‘Brand Lushoto’. It will also drive the process of engaging Bumbuli’s farmers by organising their training on value-addition techniques through cleaning, sorting, grading and packaging of their crops. BDC will work hard to establish a mechanism for aggregating and marketing the ensuing premium quality produce, through ‘proof of concept’ experiments, clarifying the business model and encouraging its adoption by private business. We encourage you to visit our “Get Involved” page to see how you can be part of the transformation of Bumbuli!